Credit By Exam

CLEP The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) gives you the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know with qualifying scores on one or more CLEP examinations. These exams test your knowledge of introductory college-level subjects. Youngstown State University's Comprehensive Testing Center offers all 33 CLEP exams. Students should check with their home insitution to verify which exams will be awarded credit.

Youngstown State University awards credit for successful scores on 30 CLEP exams. The following table lists the exam(s) for which credit is granted, the required score, and the course for which you would receive credit.

Credit By Exam Availability 2018-2019

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

CLEP TEST

MINIMUM SCORE

CREDIT HOURS

Course ID

American Government

56-62

3

OTM Social Science

63

3

POL 1560

American Literature 53 3 OTM Arts & Humanities Credit
Analyzing & Interperating Literature 59 3 ENGL 1590 Introduction to Literature

Biology

 

50

3

BIOL 1505

Calculus 64 4 Math 1571 Calculus 1

Chemistry

66

3

OTM Natural Science Credit (without labs)

College Algebra 63 4 Math 1510
College Composition 50 0 Remediation Free (Ready to Enroll in ENGL 1550)
College Mathematics 63 3 OTM Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic Credit
College Composition Modular 50 0 Remediation Free (Ready to Enroll in ENGL 1550)
English Literature 63 3 OMT Arts & Humanities Credit
Financial Accounting 65 3 ACCT 2602

French Language

55-64

4+4

FRENCH 1550, 2600

65

4+4+3+3

FRENCH 1550, 2600, 2605 & General Elective

German Language

59-66

4+4

GERMAN 1550 & 2600

67

11

GERMAN 1550, 2600 & 2605

Human Growth & Development

58

3

PSYCH 3758 (OTM Social Science for Non-Psych Majors)

Humanities 55 3 OTM Arts and Humanities Credit
Information Systems 50-65 3 General Elective
66
3 MGT 3761

Introductory Business Law

57

3

MGT 2604

Principles of Macroeconomics

56

3

ECON 2630

Principles of Microeconomics

57

3

ECON 2610

Principles of Management 50 3 General Elective Credit
Principles of Marketing 65 3 MKTG 3703

Introductory Psychology

59

3

PSYC 1560

Educational Psychology

62

3

OMT Social Science Credit

Introductory Sociology

56

3

SOC 1500

Natural Sciences No Acceptable Score 0 No Credit
Precalculus 61 5 Math 1513 Algebraic and Transcendental Functions

Spanish Language

56-62

8

SPAN 1550, 2600

63-67

4+4+3

SPAN 1550, 2600, 2605

68

4+4+3+3

SPAN 1550, 2600, 2605, General Elective

Social Sciences and History 62 3 OTM Social Sciences Credit

US History 1

61

3

History 2605

US History 2

57

3

History 2606

Western Civilization 1

55

3

OTM Social Science Credit

Western Civilization 2

54

3

OTM Social Science Credit

Credit earned for CLEP tests will be awarded upon receipt of an official report sent from College Board.

For currently enrolled students, eligibility for credit is based on those tests recognized by the university during the term the report is received.

Credit to students whose reports are received prior to enrollment will be awarded based on those tests recognized at the time of matriculation.

Important Information about YSU's CLEP Policy:

  • Students who have already received credit for coursework for a subject in which the courses are sequential may not receive academic credit by means of CLEP exams.
  • Students may not take CLEP exams for any course in which they are currently enrolled or in which they have previously been enrolled and earned an evaluative grade (A-F, AU, INC, NF, CR, NC).
  • Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree may earn up to a maximum total of 30 semester hours and students earning an Associate degree may apply a maximum of 15 semester hours earned via credit by exam through a combination of CLEP, Credit by Exam and Advanced Placement Testing.  Students who wish to take more than the maximum permitted may petition their college dean for a waiver of this limitation.
  • Students who have unsuccessfully attempted to pass a CLEP exam must wait three months prior to retaking that exam.

 

Fees: Please follow this two step registration and payment process when scheduling a CLEP exam:

  • Step 1: CLEP Exam Fee: $87.00 payable by credit card. Registration and payment must be completed prior to the scheduled exam at the CLEP website. Please bring your printed CLEP registration form on exam day.
  • Step 2: Administration Fee: $25.00, non-refundable, payable by credit card to YSU. Schedule a CLEP exam and pay the $25.00 fee online at the Testing Center's website.  Please note:  we will accommodate one request to reschedule without repayment, after which the $25.00 administration fee will be reassessed and a 30 day wait will be required.

**Please note: Military Service Members** Active Duty/Reserves/National Guard - The CLEP registration fee and test administration fees are waived. Military personnel must present military ID to receive the YSU fee waiver. 

  • One reschedule request will be accommodated, additional requests will require a 30 day wait between appointments.

**YSU Veterans**  Receive a YSU test administration fee waiver but may be responsible for the CLEP registration fee.

** You must bring your DD Form 214 to your testing appointment to receive the YSU fee waiver. 

 

What should I bring on exam day?


Please bring the printed CLEP registration ticket and identification to the test center.

Acceptable forms of ID: Primary ID: Valid (unexpired) state issued driver's license with name, photo and signature; Valid (unexpired) state issued identification card with name, photo and signature; Current passport with name, photo and signature; Valid military identification card; National identification card; Tribal Identification card with name, photo and signature; Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship.

Unacceptable ID: Credit or debit cards; Social Security Cards; employee identification cards; student identification cards

NOTICE: Cell phones, calculators, PDAs of any kind, beepers, watches, books, papers, and food are not allowed in the testing room. Leave all personal belongings at home or in your car.  

Each exam lasts approximately two hours. Please plan accordingly. Candidates with disabilities who require accommodations must make arrangements well in advance of the test date.

For more information: The College Board’s website provides additional information about CLEP exams, including exam descriptions and test preparation resources. You can also contact your academic adviser to discuss whether CLEP is right for you.